Cancer Center Accreditation
Choosing a cancer center is an important decision - one you can make a little easier by looking for the Commission On Cancer seal of approval. Though only 1,500 cancer programs in the United States have received this special designation, these programs treat 70 percent of cancer patients.
Cape Fear Valley Cancer Center is accredited through the American College of Surgeons Commission On Cancer with commendation as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Receiving care at a program accredited by the Commission on Cancer ensures that you will receive:
- Quality care close to home
- Comprehensive care offering a range or state-of the-art services and equipment.
- A multi-disciplinary, team approach to coordinate the best cancer treatment options available.
- Access to cancer-related information and education.
- Access to patient-centered services, such as psychosocial distress screening and navigation.
- Options for genetic assessment and counseling, and palliative care services.
- Ongoing monitoring and improvement of care.
- Assessment of treatment planning based on evidence-based national treatment guidelines.
- Information about clinical trials and new treatment options.
- Follow-up care at the completion of treatment, including a survivorship care plan.
- A cancer registry that collects data on cancer type, stage and treatment results, and offers lifelong patient follow-up.